I carved this guy from an ugly cedar log. Just goes to show you never know what or who is hiding inside the wood. I started by roughing out the carving with a chainsaw. Then, I used mallet tools to block out the facial features, ears, neck and hair. I switch to hand tools and carve the eyes and detail the hair. Back to mallet tools to carve the shirt. I applied two coats of lacquer and will finish with a coat of wax in a few days.